downgrading system 7 pro

I am using system 7 pro on my asus laptop, but I do not like it because I often have to logon as administrator to install a program even when I run as administrator. Can I buy a cop of Home Premium system 7 and install Home?
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IanThCommented:
of course you can but why dont you use your account as local admin then you no not need to local any more

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IanThCommented:
and also home is the same really
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IanThCommented:
also reboot into safe mode and reset the security on the c: drive and then its like xp was in local admin as windows 7 security changed a c: drivend got raised to a higher level on the
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Disable UAC as well besides adding your account to the administrators group, right click an installer and choose 'Run as administrator' when you install something.
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Lance_PCommented:
Windows 7 Pro is far better. Just disable UAC and you will be good to go.

http://www.pctipstricks.net/windows/turn-uac-windows-7-vista/

Once you add yourself as an admin (locally required if you are on a domain) then you will not see the prompts anymore.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Agree on that you should be fine using your current system, and you won't find any (important) difference if you downgrade. However, switching off UAC is like never locking the door, and you are loosing an important security feature. Though I have to admit I switched it off permanently, too - but I know well about the risk, that is the difference.
If you really cannot cope with the protection offered, it is indeed best to not use UAC, but not change anything else. No up-/downgrade within Vista/W7 would change that behaviour, and anything pre-Vista cannot be recommended at all anymore, as the support for hardware and the OS itself will vanish more and more.
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Run5kCommented:
As others have already said, switching from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Home Premium will not give you the additional functionality that you seek.

If you can't install a program with the Run as administrator option, there is something inherently wrong with the installer and/or the operating system itself.  Try running the Windows 7 System File Checker (SFC).  Open a command prompt with elevated (a.k.a. full admin) privileges and execute the following command:

sfc /scannow

No offense intended to my fellow Experts, but passing along advice to someone who is learning Windows 7 to both disable UAC and add their account to the local administrator's group is simply an accident waiting to happen.  Qlemo already explained how that may be an option for a person with a great deal of expertise, but I don't even do that myself.  As a matter of fact, I utilize a Standard user account and actually turn up the UAC settings to the highest level (the one that had been the default during the Vista era).  Everything works very smoothly and I haven't encountered the slightest problem with either an installer or any security related issues throughout the last 2½ years.
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VFJAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your suggestion and I will do that
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